A few weeks ago, I had a rare chance to grab breakfast with my family on a weekday. So, we headed out to Cafe Jolie’s in Alameda. On the weekends, there is often a line around the corner for a seat inside. But on the weekdays, there is ample seating and parking outside.
One of my sister’s got something simple – the Jolie scramble – potatoes, toast, and scrambled eggs with 3 add ons. She got the spinach, mushrooms and ham – delicious.
My other sister decided to go more decadent with a Croque Madame:
My dad opted for the crab cake benedict:
He loves egg benedict and had never had one with crab cake before. this was ok – they had a weird chipotle sauce on top that kinda threw everything off for me. But my dad liked it and cleaned his whole plate.
I got their salmon lox florentine:
Smoked salmon with salad tossed in a lemon vinegrette, poached eggs, and a red onion relish over a toasted muffin with potatoes on the side. This was simple and delicious. I really loved it and made a rendition of it at home several times since then. Definitely a winner. 🙂
Maybe, one day I’ll brave the weekend crowd but for now, I’ll definitely head over on a weekday off. 🙂